This little bear went to Stanley Park

“The late Alasdair Cairns Russell (l.) created a character about a Whistler bear cub that travelled to Vancouver in a garbage truck. A book inspired by his notes and drawings has now been published by his mother.” FULL STORY

Bose’s new novella

February 20th, 2020

B is for Bose
Chris Bose, a member of theNlaka’pamux/Secwepemc Nations, has published N’shaytkin (battery opera books, unpriced).  N’shaytkin means “a relation that has passed on, or those that came before us” in the language of the Nlaka’pamux. Bose uses faux-memoir, film-script and storyboards as well as maps, pictograms, and drawings that he created with his daughter Jayda, to explore the failure of a mine tailings dam in the B.C. interior from five perspectives. Set in and around a remote reserve called Kkemci’n, outside Spences Bridge, the narrative underscores issues such as the impact of colonialism, environmental disaster, and indigenous mythology. Throughout this novella, Bose’s subtle humour and introspection animate the stories and bring the characters to life. Bose’s last book, a collection of poems, was A Moon Made of Copper (Kegedonce 2014). 978-0-9950442-1-0

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